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What happens when telecommunications fail during a disaster?

What happens when telecommunications fail during a disaster?

News   •   Sep 22, 2017 09:00 BST

One of the problems being faced by those affected by Hurricane Maria in the Caribbean is a wide-scale loss of communications. During a crisis, what are the repercussions of limited communications?

BCI Continuity Planning for Climate Change

BCI Continuity Planning for Climate Change

News   •   Sep 21, 2017 11:38 BST

The BCI Long-Term Planning Report, sponsored by Siemens, explores the attitudes and behaviours linked to long-term planning in the Benelux region and beyond, and considers how organizations prepare for future challenges related to climate change as well as how to they perceive their impact.

Has exercising helped Mexico in the wake of a real-life disaster?

Has exercising helped Mexico in the wake of a real-life disaster?

News   •   Sep 20, 2017 11:28 BST

Mexico is waking up to widespread disruption and damage following a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. As this disaster becomes a reality with uncanny resemblance to their most recent exercise, how are local, state and federal authorities responding?

BCI Emergency Communications Survey 2017

BCI Emergency Communications Survey 2017

News   •   Sep 18, 2017 09:00 BST

Our annual emergency communications survey, sponsored by Everbridge, aims to benchmark the emergency communication arrangements of organizations in different sectors worldwide. Please do support the valuable research work of the BCI by completing the survey which you can find by clicking here.

The importance of staff welfare during a disaster

The importance of staff welfare during a disaster

News   •   Sep 14, 2017 12:24 BST

Staff welfare is ensuring that your staff not only feel supported during a disruption, but that they understand their roles and responsibilities during a disaster. If employees and stakeholders aren’t supported and their needs not met, can an organization guarantee that they will respond proactively to a disaster?

What can we do to reduce the disruption of natural disasters?

What can we do to reduce the disruption of natural disasters?

News   •   Sep 08, 2017 12:00 BST

In the news, we see posts about terrorism, unstable financial markets and pandemics, however of late, natural disasters appear to be taking centre stage. Whilst continuing business during a disaster may seem like a low priority for communities, the reality is that the quicker businesses can start supplying products and services to the community, the quicker the area can begin to recover on a whole

BCI India Conference Sponsors

BCI India Conference Sponsors

News   •   Sep 07, 2017 13:55 BST

The BCI would like to thank ​Sungard Availability Services who are headline sponsor, ​Send Word Now from OnSolve who are gold sponsor, and ​Emreach and ​Regus who are silver sponsor, ​NASSCOM who are ecosystem partner, and ​BSI who are knowledge partner.

 Hurricane Harvey 2017. Have lessons been learned?

Hurricane Harvey 2017. Have lessons been learned?

News   •   Aug 31, 2017 09:00 BST

​On Friday 25th August 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, in the USA. The natural disaster has brought record levels of rainfall causing widespread flooding. Could anything be done better at this stage of the crisis?

Exploring business continuity implications of smart cities

Exploring business continuity implications of smart cities

News   •   Aug 25, 2017 13:56 BST

More of us are moving to cities than ever before, especially in the developing world, and this migration to urban centres and the growth of cities results in more complex challenges in urban planning such as traffic management, sanitation and healthcare, thus requiring smarter management.

Singapore financial sector conducts physical and cyber attack simulation to test business continuity

Singapore financial sector conducts physical and cyber attack simulation to test business continuity

News   •   Aug 25, 2017 08:59 BST

The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) recently conducted a large-scale industry-wide exercise for the financial sector involving simulated terrorist and cyber attacks (code-named Exercise Raffles) to test their business continuity arrangements.

UK employers concerned for future of the economy

UK employers concerned for future of the economy

News   •   Aug 24, 2017 15:45 BST

Employer confidence in the UK economy has moved into negative territory, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the ​Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). The net balance fell from +6% last month to -3% in the latest report, as a third of employers (31%) now expect the economy to worsen, while only 28% expect it to improve.

Before the flood: What drives preparedness?

Before the flood: What drives preparedness?

News   •   Aug 23, 2017 08:30 BST

There is considerable room for improvement in both public and private schemes that could help encourage risk reduction behaviours and reduce losses in future disasters, according to a study conducted across Austria, England and Romania. The study provides a detailed look at different public and private incentives for risk reduction and their association with actual risk reduction behaviour.

Shortlist announced for the BCI Americas Awards

Shortlist announced for the BCI Americas Awards

News   •   Aug 22, 2017 16:57 BST

The Business Continuity Institute is pleased to announce the shortlist for its Americas Awards, an annual celebration of the best, brightest and most innovative in the business continuity and resilience industry across the region. The awards are due to be presented at DRJ's Fall World in Phoenix, Arizona on the 19th September.

Two in three bosses at the UK's biggest businesses not trained to deal with a cyber attack

Two in three bosses at the UK's biggest businesses not trained to deal with a cyber attack

News   •   Aug 22, 2017 15:03 BST

The UK's top firms and charities urgently need to do more to protect themselves from online threats, with 1 in 10 FTSE 350 companies operating without a response plan for a cyber incident, and only 6% of businesses completely prepared for new data protection rules, according to the UK Government's ​FTSE 350 Cyber Governance Health Check.

Have your say on the review of ISO 22301:2012 and ISO 22313:2012

Have your say on the review of ISO 22301:2012 and ISO 22313:2012

News   •   Aug 22, 2017 11:41 BST

ISO standards are reviewed every five years to ensure they are kept up-to-date and relevant to the needs of users, and the time has come for business continuity management to be put under the spotlight and examined as to whether any revisions or amendments are required.

Total eclipse could cost US employers $694 million

Total eclipse could cost US employers $694 million

News   •   Aug 21, 2017 09:12 BST

​For the first time since 1979, the United States will have a front row seat to a total solar eclipse stretching 70 miles wide and following a path from Oregon to South Carolina. While this is a hotly anticipated event that is generating plenty of excitement among prospective viewers, much to many employers’ dismay, it is taking place right in the middle of the Monday workday.

Hackers target retail industry as cyber attacks double in just one year

Hackers target retail industry as cyber attacks double in just one year

News   •   Aug 18, 2017 16:46 BST

The risk of a data breach is increasing in the retail industry as retailers accumulate more and more personal information on their customers as part of their ‘Big Data’ initiatives. As such, the number of retail businesses reporting data breaches to the Information Commissioner's Office has doubled in just one year, jumping from 19 in 2015/16 to 38 in 2016/17, says law firm, RPC.

Extreme weather events could affect two in three Europeans every year by 2100

Extreme weather events could affect two in three Europeans every year by 2100

News   •   Aug 17, 2017 13:55 BST

By 2100, two in three people living in Europe may be affected by weather-related disasters, according to a study published in The Lancet Planetary H​ealth which sheds light on the expected burden of climate change on societies across Europe.

Shortlist announced for the BCI Africa Awards

Shortlist announced for the BCI Africa Awards

News   •   Aug 17, 2017 10:00 BST

The Business Continuity Institute is pleased to announce the shortlist for its Africa Awards, an annual celebration of the best, brightest and most innovative in the business continuity and resilience industry across the region. The awards are due to be presented at a ceremony at a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Johannesburg on the 12th September.

Business Continuity Institute research to influence academic teaching at Cranfield University

Business Continuity Institute research to influence academic teaching at Cranfield University

News   •   Aug 16, 2017 09:13 BST

Such is the high calibre of the Business Continuity Institute’s research output, that its latest publication – the 2017 Cyber Resilience Report – is to be used as part of the teaching programme by Cranfield University, the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, and a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.